Move-In Day and Family Orientation

Move-In Day

January 20, 2024

With questions about New Student Orientation, what to bring, and move in, please contact the Dean of Students Office at 413.559.6392 or

Family Orientation

January 10, January 16, and January 20 

With questions about Family Orientation, please contact the Alumni and Family Relations Office at or 413.559.6638.

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Wednesday, January 10 

How to Hampshire: Family Edition

8-9 p.m. ET via Zoom

Student affairs staff will share the nuts and bolts of life outside the classroom.

Tuesday, January 16

Academics: What to Expect in the First Semester 

8-9 p.m. ET via Zoom

Key academic affairs staff will give an overview of what your student can expect in their first semester at Hampshire

Saturday, January 20 

Community Lunch

Noon-1 p.m. in the Dining Commons

Join your student, other families, and senior leadership for lunch.

Transition & Separation Workshop 

1-2 p.m. in Franklin Patterson Hall

What can you expect during your student’s transition to Hampshire? What transitions are common to all families and what else might occur? No matter what stage you’re in, come chat and laugh with Eliza McArdle, director of health and counseling services, as she helps you prepare for this next phase of your student’s life—and of yours.


2 p.m.

Families depart campus. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Join the Family Chat

Connect with each other and campus after leaving.